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Violence and Conflicts are the central to "Romeo and Juliet". Discuss this theme with reference to least two scenes in the play.

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Violence and Conflicts are the central to "Romeo and Juliet". Discuss this theme with reference to least two scenes in the play. Romeo & Juliet Many people think that Romeo and Juliet is a romantic love tragedy although it is a tragedy, it involves a few violent scenes, and a civil war among the two families .Which are Capulets and Montagues.In this piece of coursework I am going to write about two violent scenes, and find out and give my opinion on who is to blame for the killings and the violence that goes on between the two families in both scenes. The scenes I am going to use are; Act 1 Scene 1 and Act 3 Scene 1. Firstly I am going to write about Act 1 Scene 1, and the violence in this scene. I will try and find out who is to blame and give my opinion on this. In Act 1 Scene 1 the Montague's are at the petrol station, and Benvolio is with two servants, when the Capulets arrive. ...read more.

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In Act 3 scene 1 there was another violent scene ,Benvolio and Mercutio are near the Montague's home, and Benvolio warns Mercutio that the Capulets are coming, he quotes " I pray thee ,good Mercutio, let's retire, The day is hot and the Capels are abroad , and if we meet we shall not scape a brawl , for now , these hot days , is the mad blood stirring." This means Benvolio has a feeling the Capulets are coming, and if they fight there will be trouble, and that's not what Benvolio wants. This is also another example of Benvolio been the peace maker, as he wanted to walk away from the trouble that he sense's. Also Shakespeare uses nature to indicate that trouble is ahead, because he mentions that the weather is hot, usually when people are hot, they have a short temper, which mean's if the two families begin to argue it will not take them long before it turns into voilence.After Benvolio has warned Mercutio, Mercutio chooses to ignore him, and carry's on doing what he wants to do. ...read more.

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I have it, and soundly too. Your houses!" . This mean's that he blames the two families for his pain and future death; he doesn't take responsibility for his actions, he blame's Tybalt and Romeo the most for his pain. Romeo cry's whilst Mercutio die's in his arm's, he feel's very guilty because if he had not refused to fight Tybalt, maybe the death would not have occurred, and also Mercutio was only sticking up for Romeo in the first place. Then Romeo's guilt, turn's into anger and he chases Tybalt, so that he can gain revenge upon him, he catches him, and kill's him. Romeo now know's that he is going to be killed, because of the prince's warning. So he run's away. Overall I think the parent's are to blame for the whole of the violence that occurs in the play, because if the parent's were friend's in the first place, they children, or younger adult's, of both families would get along. However I do think that in act 1 scene 1, Tybalt was to blame for the violence on the street's of Verona, and in act 3 scene 1, Tybalt, Mercutio and Romeo are to blame for Mercutio's killing. ?? ?? ?? ?? Rosanna Clark 10w5 ...read more.

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